Warriors launch Rudy Homosexual, Rodney McGruder; trim roster to 16 initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Bay Space
The Warriors made a pair of roster strikes following the 122-117 loss to the San Antonio Spurs within the preseason finale.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Friday night, citing sources, that Golden State is releasing veteran ahead Rudy Homosexual and guard Rodney McGruder, trimming the roster to 16 gamers forward of the 2023-24 NBA season opener towards the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. The Warriors made the transfer official shortly after.
The Golden State Warriors are releasing Rudy Homosexual and Rodney McGruder, sources inform me and @anthonyVslater. This trims Warriors’ customary offers to 13 gamers, giving additional roster/monetary flexibility, and they’ll add the 14th spot inside first two weeks of season. pic.twitter.com/tWRPSrFpYH
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2023
As Charania reviews, the Warriors are planning so as to add a 14th participant to fill out the 15-man roster in some unspecified time in the future early on within the season however will start the marketing campaign with 13 gamers on the roster.
Homosexual signed a one-year, $3.1 million contract with the Warriors this offseason and was a veteran presence alongside Chris Paul whom kids like Jonathan Kuminga gravitated towards early on all through coaching camp and the preseason.
The 17-year NBA veteran didn’t play a lot throughout the preseason, logging six and eight minutes respectively in each of Golden State’s preseason wins over the Los Angeles Lakers.
McGruder additionally didn’t play a lot throughout the preseason attributable to a concussion after signing a one-year, $2.7 million contract this offseason, however did log 20 minutes within the Warriors’ loss to the Spurs on Friday, scoring eight factors and accumulating 5 rebounds on 3-of-9 taking pictures from the sphere and 1 of 6 from 3-point vary.
With the Warriors’ roster nearly set — for now — basic supervisor Mike Dunleavy Jr. and coach Steve Kerr have the pliability to make a transfer or two if wanted.
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